Ontario English Catholic Teachers

Call for Writers – Everyday Mental Health Practices

Call for Writers – Everyday Mental Health Practices

The Professional Development department at the OECTA Provincial office is seeking writers to work on a Mental Health and Well-being writing project. This project is a collaboration between OECTA and School Mental Health ASSIST, a provincial implementation support team designed to help Ontario school boards promote student mental health and well-being. This project requires writers interested in collaborating with a team to develop an Everyday Mental Health Practices Resource for Kindergarten to Grade 8. This resource will be reflective of our Catholic faith and values.

Applicants must be active OECTA members. In addition, selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate expertise in curriculum/resource development
  • Related experience in addressing/implementing mental health and well-being strategies
  • Related experience in addressing/implementing faith based curriculum, and practices
  • Sound understanding of principles of professional learning
  • Demonstrated writing and editing experience

Applicants must be available on the following meeting dates:

  • Wednesday July 18, 2018 – On-line meeting 9:00am – 10:30am
  • Wednesday July 25, 2018 & Thursday July 26, 2018 from 9:00am to 4:00pm – In person meeting in Toronto
  • Tuesday August 14, 2018 9:00am to 4:00pm – In person meeting in Toronto

Successful applicants:

  • Will be reimbursed for travel, accommodation and meal expenses, according to Association policy
  • Will receive an honorarium upon completion
  • May receive an opportunity to help implement and/or deliver in-services for the completed project
If you are interested in participating in this project, please download and complete the application. Completed applications should be submitted to by Friday July 13, 2018.